From Village to Grounds: Architecture after Jefferson at the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia has presented the same challenge to many eminent architects: how does one build on a masterpiece? As the University has grown, Jefferson's architectural ideals have been tried and tested, adapted and interpreted. This exhibition explores the wide range of solutions to the architectural and planning problems posed by adding to a growing university. From the picturesque of the 19th century, to the classicism of McKim, Mead & White, to the modernism of the 20th and 21st centuries, architecture at the University of Virginia reflects national trends and responds to Jefferson's unique vision.


This website is the online version of “From Village to Grounds: Architecture at the University of Virginia after Jefferson.” The exhibition was on view from September 2009 through July 2010 in the main gallery of the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, and the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.